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for a ban on assault weapons and high- capacity ammunition magazines. the nra says congress will not approve either. we will spend the hour on guns, believing -- beginning with colin goddard, a survivor of the virginia tech massacre that killed 32. >> we're up against an industry, pe le who profit when others use bullets. we really have to engage the citizens of voice to drown out the industry that profits from shootings like this continually in our country. >> will host a debate about placing armed police officers in schools. critics say this helps school- to-prison. the deep financial ties to the firearm industry. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is set to propose sweeping new gun restrictions today more than a month after the newtown school massacre. obama reportedly will call for a ban on assault weapons and high- capacity ammunition magazines as well as expanded background checks for gun buyers. in washington, jay carney said obama will hold the campaign- style public even to unveil his
of mind when they drop their child off for first grade? >> over the line, the nra web video targeting the president's daughters. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? >> what's wrong with these people? you have children that had no say in the decision on whether their father is going to step forward to be president of the united states, what the nra once was, it no longer is. this extremism is so frightening. >> msnbc's joe scarborough will be with me in a few moments to say more about the nra tactics, as well as his thoughts on the future of the republican party. >>> and the gun fighters, inside "time" magazine's special report on gun control with managing editor rick stangle. >>> president morsi over his anti antisemetic tirade. >>> and candid clinton. how healthy is hilary? >> she's always been very, very healthy. i tell her, you know, she's still got hind to have three more husbands after me. >> bill clinton with dr. nancy snyderman. go
was that video put out by the nra. dragging the president's children into the debate. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? and why is he skeptble about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are prikted by armed guards at their school? >> the nra really can't understand why the president's children received protection? the white house called that video repugnant and cowardly. the nra just doesn't understand how the tragedy at sandy hook changed america. today, on capital hill, the school superintendent moved people to tears as she talked about the terrible moments after the shooting. >> the true horror came as tharnts came running to their children. we began to realize we didn't have enough children. there were parents without children. >> parents without children. that's what we're talking about. and that's why the president took bold, decisive action today. but there's a big fight ahead. congress must act and the president knows that won't happen unless we all act first. >> this will not happen unless the american people demand it. if parntss and teachers, police
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. >>> and the history of the nra, what it was is so different than what it is right now. we'll tell you how it became what it is today. >>> our third story "outfront," birth tourism. it's a booming business in the united states. chinese companies operating in the shadows are luring pregnant women to the united states to give birth. all in the hopes of getting u.s. citizenship for their newborns. >> hello. >> excuse me. >> reporter: they don't want to be seen. they won't stop to talk. you're going on a jog? i can jog. they came from this house. >> hi, there. >> reporter: quietly catering to pregnant chinese women like this one. we just wanted to chat with you a little about what brings you here. >> reporter: who are they? they wouldn't respond to cnn's calls for comment, but they're just one of many businesses that publicly advertise to chinese mothers-to-be. it finds its roots in beijing. this storefront and this one offer package deals on chinese language websites, they advertise to parents, offer a step-by-step guide to obtain a u.s. visa, then arrange travel to inviting u.s. homes, where 24 hour n
checks. but limiting the ban on semiautomatic rifles. what's the nra done? gone after the president's daughters. people are hurt by what happened to those first graders. it's not a smart move to be out there backing the gun runners. for sure it's not good to sell in the suburbs or the cities. it may not even sell in the country. nobody likes what happened in connecticut and a decent society will get off its butt. a decent society will get off its butt. both the gun kind and the other kind. collin goddard was a survivor of the 2007 virginia tech shootings. he's now with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. and mark glazer is the director of mayors against illegal guns. for measures he could control through the executive branch. they range from nominating a permanent atf director to new measures on mental health and school safety and a campaign promoting gun safety for owners. but he also called on congress to take on the problem legislatively. >> these are a few of the 23 executive actions that i'm announcing today, but as important as these steps are, they are in no way a sub
, are generally considered off-limits. ron, what do you make of this nra ad? >> they really blew it. this is an organization that has a lot of power and a lot of credibility and has a legitimate purpose in our society to protect the second amendment but why would you put out an ad like that that is false? the president is not opposed to security in the schools. he does not -- in fact, we have a lot of schools in this country that already have security. he just doesn't think that arming guards in schools is the only answer to cracking down on school shooting. it's just a cringe-worthy exploitive ad that undermines the nra, undermines the cause and frankly, if you are a second amendment supporter, a gun advocate, i would think you feel ill-served by your organization this morning. >> they're taking a lot of heat over it. ten minutes ago we got a statement from the nra defending this ad, saying in part whoever thinks the ad is about president obama's daughters are missing the point completely or they're trying to change the subject. this ad is about keeping our children safe. it goes o
happens back home. it's going to be the mothers and the parents and hunters and members within the nra and veterans returning home who understand the impact of assault rifles and high capacity clips. this is going to bring about the change. i believe enough in my republican colleagues, i watched so many of them endure their own conferences not to provide relief for sandy yesterday. i see this change that is coming and it's slow and gradual and the president said don't underestimate the power of the gun lobby in washington, d.c. these are common sense, practical solutions. members have to be unafraid to stand in the way as john lewis would say. >> thank you. i greatly appreciate your time. are the me bring in our panel, tim murphy and senior political reporter for politico and michael smerconish, a radio talk show host. let me start with you. there is an article today that said why president obama's gun plan may be doomed and said there strong indications that comprehensive legislation won't even see a vote on the house flew. you heard me. wasn't to put him on the pot, but i watched lik
, but he is just another elitest hypocrite when it comes to protection for their kids. >> the nra suffered a big loss in new york today with governor andrew cuomo signing into law the toughest gun control legislation in the country, strengthening the state's existing assault weapons ban. >> going to put rules in place that actually protect innocent people in society. that is what the state of new york is doing today. and it says common sense can win. and good people can win. and you can actually get government to work and get good things to happen. you can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense. >> the nra immediately released this statement. these gun control schemes have failed in the past and will have no impact on public safety and crime, sadly, the new york legislature gave no consideration to that reality while lawmakers could have taken a step towards strengthening mental health reporting. instead, they opted for stopping the rights of gun ownerins and they did it under a veil of secrecy. sometimes they work after 5:00. >> i know, who would
, and request funding to treat mental illness as well as funding to enhance school safety. already the nra is on the attack before it's even seen the plan. the group released this ad which paints obama as an elitist hypocrite. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be surrounded by children who wrote letters to him begging for gun control. >> reporter: that's right. you know, we see the white house do this in the past, usually it's around a fiscal fight where the president's putting pressure on congress he'll be surrounded by families from across the country. well, in fact, the
to "morning joe." it's funny, that ad was fake. we have a real one by the nra which we will show you coming up, which it should be fake. it's wednesday, january 16th. good to have everyone with us. with us on set, we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle. hello, mike. >> hello. >> you look nice today. >> thank you. >> donny, doesn't he put together well in. >> on the barnicle scale. >> he's adorable. chairman of deutsche incorporated, donny deutsch. >> but -- you know what? it's okay. i put a lot of effort into my has be haberdashery and still no comment. >> now ceo of melanie barnes solutions, melanie barnes, you worked in the white house very high up. huh. interesting. notice anything here, gentlemen? >> yeah, where is he? >> oh, joe's here. he's coming. he's going to pop up on screen. i was just noticing that melanie happens to be a woman and worked in the white house. >> and worked in the white house. >> good god! >> policy adviser. >> this is something. take note. no, but i should do a blog on cool women like you. so we'll have to catch up. and joe's going to be joining us. actually i see
that he used, and clearly they are trying to shift the messaging and paradigm on this, because the nra made it all about they are coming for your guns and they are taking away your freedoms. instead, we're talking about gun safety, reducing gun violence. we're not talking about gun control. i think that's a very smart move for the white house, because again, it sort of lowers that initial barrier to get people to listen to the ideas that we're talking about. i thought it was very wise. >> joining us now from washington is the moderator of nbc's "meet the press," david gregory. good to have you. in terms of the remarks just now, karen said he's making the appeal to the notion of common sense. he put a raft of proposals on the table, but he also made a point to stress mental health protocols, to stress the fact he was going to hollywood on some of this to seem even handed in some of his suggestions. the other thing i thought was notable, he's calling on ordinary, everyday americans to talk to their friends, neighbors, elected representatives. this is part of the new obama playbook, which
, what did you learn? >> i think we learned that the nra is even crazier than you think they are. >> that is quite a lesson. what did you learn, donny deutsch? >> two things. my good friend, hoda kotb has a great new book out, and mike uses burt's bees to soften his hands. i have very, very dry -- >> no, no, no. what would you recommend for that? >> joe, stop this madness! >> they're very dry. would you recommend the same lotion you use. >> i would suggest you take a shower. >> nice shoes, though. >> do you actually wax your legs, donny? >> no, but they're very dry. mike and i have to talk about that. >> mike, what did you learn today? >> i learned so much i can't even tell you about it on here, joe. one of the things i did learn, what joe conason pointed out, is that the nra gives a whole new meaning to the word fringe. it is now at the top of the house become a fringe group. >> all right. well, mike, if it's way too early, what time is it? >> if it's way too early, it's time for "morning joe." but right now it's time for chuck todd and "the daily rundown." chuck? >> thank you,
.r. offensive, so is the national rifle association. politico reporting today the nra is unleashing an army of lobbyists on washington and have you seen this? the nra hitting the president squarely with a new ad spotlighting his own daughters. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools? when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school. >> putting out an ad talking about the president's daughters? >> they are out of step, out of the mainstream, totally out of sync with what's going on in our society and quite frankly, after seeing that, i think some of the people that run that thing are sick. >> joining me now, congressman james clyburn, who serves as assistant democratic leader. sir, good to have you here. first i just want to get your reaction. you have seen that nra ad. what's your reaction? >> first of all, thomas, thank you so much for having me. that is way over the top. i was just taken aback when i heard that this morning. i have no idea who is making the decisions regarding this group. they r
researching gun violence at all. the last time they did get funding the nra has one of the members of congress budget be cut by that amount. and the universal background checks for all gun sales. and that measure at least has brood public support. 85% of republicans support background checks. the vast majority. it might actually have a chance at passing. some of the other proposals from the president will face stiffer objection like the call to reinstate the assault weapon's ban. banning the kind of weapon that can blast a body a child's body to pieces that's important. and now there are brave voices calling for change. one mother from one of the victims in newtown submitted a list of proposals to the task force. when she buried her son a month ago she had an open-casket funeral, and he is invited the governor to attend. she wanted him to see the horror of these wounds. she said we all saw how beautiful he was. he had thick shiny hair. beautiful long eyelashes that rested on his cheeks. he looked like he was sleeping but the reality of it buzz under the cloth he
. >>> also, the president of the nra is here in "the situation room." we're getting his reaction to the sweeping proposals against gun violence. and the presidential inauguration only five days away. we'll take you inside the law enforcement command center working to keep him safe. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> let's get to the breaking news. a deadly terrorist attack on a gas field in eastern algeria near the libyan border. some of the more than 40 hostages seized have been released but a number of them are still being held, including americans. the state department confirms those americans are affiliated with the oil giant bp. let's bring in elise labott. the latest information you're getting is what? >> well, at first these assailants, these affiliated-al qaeda militants tried to storm a bus, these bp employees headed for an air field in nearby eastern algeria, that was not successful. then they stormed the compound of this living -- the living quarters of this air field and they took about 40 hostages. we understand that a
the president later this morning. ahead of the announcement, the nra is releasing a new ad with a personal attack against obama. it preemptively criticizes him for not supporting armed guards in schools and it calls him this. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> president obama has secret service protection for his daughters, sasha and malia. asking if the president's kids are more important than yours. oh, my goodness, secret service protection, pretty customary for the president and his family. more bill next. these talking points, that the right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative unc
and commentary tweeted freedom ends, tyranny begins. and there was plenty more where that came from. with the nra releasing a preemptive ad accusing the president of elite hypocrisy on gun safety and using the president's daughters to make their point. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> following the president's announcement, they released a statement and i'm quoting. we look forward to working with congress on a bipartisan basis to find real solutions to protecting america's most valuable asset, our children. attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. no, of course. more guns are always the only answer for the nra. joining us now is kristen welker live at the white house. and kristen, we're getting news that the president and the vice president will gir
a new nra shooting app, we'll show you the game they should really be worried about. we wonder why are they ignoring it? is the obama administration now secretly planning amnesty for 11 million illegal immigrants in the country. will republicans go along with the plan? immigration attorney, cardenas will join us next. i would ever quit.hink [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. if you hav
where they pass laws-- >> the n.r.a. says they want more effective enforcement of existing laws, that's what the executive branch is supposed to do, and where the executive order does nothing more is authorized power. >> sean: banning assault weapons would not do that. >> he's not going to ban an executive order of all the weapons. >> sean: you'll come back tomorrow if he does. >> i'll come back if banning executive orders-- >> last word, congressman? >> do you want don to speak. >> sean: yes, last word congressman cotton. >> we'll see what the content of these executive orders are, it's hard to imagine some of them won't overreach the constitutional powers as he has on so many other subject matters when he can't achieve the bipartisan consensus he needs because frankly there's a bipartisan consensus-- >> and i am a funny feeling i'll have you back here and by the way the best looking guy on tv, i don't care what they say about you in d.c. thank you for being with us. controversy over a new video game that lets the player shoot at at of n.r.a. president. and we have much more on a bus
amendment and far more. and attorney general greg abbott will be here. and jed. next, a new pro nra video game. that is right, you will never guess what the national libya media is focused on. the a-team will take them a par lou: liberal plain stream media blasting nra for target shootig it comes a database of state gun laws, cnm, and nbc covering criticism surrending the nra's game release as an app. for some reason those organizations chose to ignore outrage over a new on-line video game in which players are actually they get points for murdering the president of the nra, and creator also developing a simulation of sandy hook shooting, that is not horrifying enough for liberal mainstream media, at least cnn, and nbc. >> walmart, the initiativeo result in 100,000 hires in in the next 5 years. >> way to go walmart, i have to say, hiring 100,000 veterans, god bless. >> you up next, president, set to unveil his gun control pro % onal tomorrow morning, -- proposal tomorrow morning, we can hardly wait, how about you. 19 executive orders, the a-team taking up the emperious president and so mu
house. the nra launches the latest tone deaf attack. this time the group is going after the president himself. plus, more trouble for boeing's 787. a dream liner in japan forced to make an emergency landing. now the entire fleet grounded. we'll tell what you that means for the boeing company straight ahead. >>> also, a minor winter storm causing major travel issues this morning especially in new england. first, let's get to our top story here at 5:30 a.m. there are new developments in the emergency relief for the victims of hurricane sandy. 79 days after the storm reshaped the east coast, the house of representatives last night approved more than $50 billion in aid following a passion pleas from republican and democratic law makers from the areas hardest hit. >> my constituents, the constituents of the northeast, they're not just whining. they're not just uncomfortable. they are devastated! >> there's simply no justifiable reason for the delay unless you believe that when disaster strikes we are all on our own. >> the time for recripple nation is over. let's stand together as american
are favored by the majority of american citizens and the majority of nra members. you used evidence-based solutions. house republicans might say it is based on an ideology. how would you counter that? >> you have to show some research-based analysis that shows the effectiveness of programs ax lot of good-sounding initiatives don't work. many are even counter productive. we need to make sure there is a research basis, an evidence basis for the initiative. that's why we use the term evidence base so we don't end up with a lot of slogans and sound bytes. >> john: it is almost like they're demanding common sense with a background check. here in new york, of course, governor cuomo passed the toughest gun laws in the country. what's going on in your home state, my mom's home state of virginia? >> unfortunately we're going in the opposite direction. about 20 years ago under the direction of governor wilder, we passed a one gun a month. you can only buy one gun a month and unfortunately, last year, that was repealed. so we're going unfortunately in the wrong direction in virginia. we need t
, this is something the nra, this last proposal, is something the nra says it supports. we'll see. this is going to be a tough road to hoe in congress, we know that, but one of the things about this, brian, one gun control activist said to us this is the most sweeping gun proposals since 1968, following the assassinations of r.f.k. and m.l.k. >> thanks, chuck todd at the white house. again, the late word on what we will be able to ascertain will be in the president's announcement tomorrow. >>> here's the other piece of this, elsewhere in the country, independent of the president and the federal government, state and local governments are acting on their own on gun control. we get that report tonight from nbc's ron allen. >> fire! >> reporter: a nation polarized over guns. teachers in texas and record numbers at this range take concealed handgun training. >> i think it's important for me to get prepared in case i ever do have to defend myself or my students. >> reporter: in chicago, mayor rahm emanuel wants to stop investing city pension funds in companies that make or sell assault weapons. and h
tough decision. they stay with the nra and they endanger their re-election because in those districts, 70%, 80% of the people want these sensible measures. they want background checks for everyone, no exceptions. they want high capacity magazines banned. they want assault rifles banned. it's going to be a real test all over this country. >> michael steele is here. michael, you're a reasonable guy obviously. let's look at these numbers. "the washington post" numbers on gun show background checks, 88% support. this is a new "washington post" poll here. overwhelmingly support these. 88% support gun show background checks, which we don't have really today. 76%, three-quarters, approve the gun checks when buying ammo. 71% say yes to a federal gun database. that's important. 65% support a ban on high capacity magazines, and 58% support a ban on assault weapons. it gets tougher about the assault weapon ban, and i think that's why harry reid, the head of the democratic party in the senate, is nervous about submitting it to the congress because he figures it won't pass the house. >> two points
rifle association. violent video games have also been mentioned by both the n.r.a. and the white house as a concern. but today there was new controversy over the n.r.a.'s new practice range app for i-pads and i-phones, recommended for ages 4 and up. all of this has gun and ammunition sales and attendance at gun shows have grown dramatically in the month since newtown. president obama addressed that phenomenon at his news conference yesterday. >> those who oppose any common sense gun control or gun safety measures have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government is about to take all your guns away. there's probably an economic element to that. it obviously is good for business. >> woodruff: the president unveils his proposals tomorrow morning. he will be join by children who wrote him letters after the newtown attack. >> brown: we'll have two views of the gun >> brown: we'll have two views of the gun debate coming up, from delaware governor jack markell and n.r.a. president david keene; plus, no more red ink in california's bud
action. here's the wall street journal. the nra put out a new ad yesterday. [video clip] >> are the president's children more important than yours? why is the skeptical of putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards and their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their children and gun-free zones for our kids. host: that the latest ad by the nra, put out yesterday, getting a lot of feedback about the ad invoking the president's children. the "washington times" has this headline this morning about president obama's event this morning. that is our question for all of you. if president obama acts on his own with executive action, do you support that idea? we're getting your take on that this morning. we will go to sandra in sulphur springs, texas, a republican. caller: how are you? i just have a question to ask the rest of the people listening. what about the fort hood shootings? has anybody thought about how many
on members of his own party. the n.r.a. is 60% of everybody in congress and a lot of democrats got money from the n.r.a. >> megyn: and harry reid was suggesting yesterday that they don't have the votes in the senate, that this legislation would have to start in senate and he doesn't have the votes. he has the majority, the democrats do and if he doesn't have the votes, chris, this legislation isn't going anywhere. how much of today's proceedings were for the benefit of those democrats who may not be on board with the president's plan right now? >> harry reid, joe manchin from west virginia, bob casey from pennsylvania. the aim for the president now is to find these n.r.a.-backed democrats and squeeze them and put the pressure on and say, are you uncomfortable when i bring little children up here to talk about schoolplace shootings? i can do it in your state or where you live and i can come and keep the pressure on you, until you agree to do some kind of a gun ban and get on board. remember this, megyn, you hit it right on the head, if the president can't get legislation out of the senate, he
, you know the nra also used the president's kids in an ad, so a lot of kids being used in this battle, brooke. >> jessica yellin at the white house. i want to continue this discussion. i want to go to las vegas for my next guest. gun shop owner jay wallace of outdoor adventures in smyrna, georgia. welcome to you. >> thank you, brooke. >> our white house correspondent was talking about something the president is proposing, this universal background checks. this really seems to be, if i may, just one of the biggies coming out of the white house. my question to you is universal background checks, what exactly would that entail? is it practical? >> well, you know, the thing is that we have to make sure that people understand they have an individual responsibility of when they're selling a firearm, that they should sell it to someone that is not mentally ill or incompetent or a felon or any of those things and that's their individual responsibility not to do that. if there are some ways where we can make it better, to where they could have a better understanding of how to do that, and enfo
killed by guns. nra reports an unprecedented surge in membership, up 250,000 over the past month. add to that, record sales of ar-15 assault rifles. what's the solution? more weapons or stricter laws? let's talk about all of that tonight with our studio audience. it's our version of the town hall, the most important issue facing america right now. here is what the president is going to propose tomorrow. he will press for a ban on high capacity magazines with more than ten rounds. he will push for universal background checks and criminal and mental health checks, press for an assault weapons ban and the president will request that money be made available to treat mental illness. and that schools have more security. i agree with most of that. all of this comes on a day of two new school shootings, one in kentucky that left two dead and one in missouri that left two men injured. if you want to be part of the conversation, join us on twitter. use our hash tag which is #gunsinamerica. michael nutter and his police commissioner. delaware attorney general beau biden, son of vice president jo
't think that they're asking that question, but they're pursuing their own agenda. >> suarez: today, the n.r.a. said it will focus on securing schools, fixing the mental health system and fully prosecuting violent criminals. the group also struck sparks with the release of this web ad late tuesday. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> suarez: today, a white house spokesman called the ad with its use of the obama children repugnant and cowardly. >> brown: coming up, we'll have reaction to the president's approach. also ahead: general stanley mcchrystal; the obama campaign's online push and a cyclist's confession. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: president obama is losing another member from his first-term
the nra's new ad. how the president has fancy protection for his children. >> i swear you're sitting on my shoulder as i write my script. >> steph, you stepped on her newscast! [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: i'll be over here just being a dude. here's jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. that's right. the president is going to announce his new gun control proposals today just before noon eastern time. he will be joined by vice president biden who headed up the task force that gathered the information that eventually led to the president's new plan. they will be joined at the white house event by children who wrote letters to the president after the shooting at newtown expressing their concern and their call for school safety. their parents will be there as well. there is a new ad out from the national rifle association not only are they not backing any new gun control laws, now they're actively attacking the president. the gist of their ad is that if the president's children have secret service protection, shouldn't all of our kids have armed guards in schools. someone should remind the
>>> talkback question today, is it a popular one. is the nra leadership on target or out of touch? this from peter, they may be out of touch but they're fighting for rights. it's the truth. security in school, it's your kids, not his. this from anthony, the nra is spot on. none of these resolutions would have stopped these shootings. crazy people will find a way to do horrid things. this from brandy, our president loves his children and wants them protected. that's all we american parents wanted as well. and this from carolyn, totally out of touch and not listening to the cares and concerns of american citizens. their thinking is crazy and skewed. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me today. cnn newsroom continues with ashleigh banfield. >>> actually one month after president obama vowed to use "whatever power his office holds to prevent more tragedies like newtown" he is about to say exactly what that means. in a little less than an hour he'll take the wraps off a series of proposals that go beyond gun control. he's expected to push for a new ban on assault weapons and hig
debate continues the nra is facing new criticism, this time it's because of a game on itunes. it came out on the one-month of the sandy hook shootding. that was yesterday. players use a variety of of weapons, including assault weapons to fire on in door and outdoor gun ranges. the nra will not say they authorized the use of their name. last month the ceo blamed the nation's gun violation on violent video games. >> a birth control pill for men. researches are woerking on a pill that stopped men from producing sperm. it works by blocking vitamin a, a key component. tests in mice show it works 100% of time. >> anybody who has uncovered a stash of old home movies you know you are in for a treat. now imagine local history that belongs to all of us. we are talking about thousands of areas of film from the bay area waiting to be seen. we have the story of the man whose goal, all he wants to do is smar it with everyone. right? >> he is a brit that moved to the bay area less than a decade ago, but probably knows about the history in the' 50s and' 60s and' 70s than most, and he wants nothing more t
are afraid it -- afraid of the cloud of the nra -- afraid of the clout of the nra. other measures like increased background checks or banning magazines have strong backing with the american public. >> many european scratch their heads at the mention of american gun laws. how do you explain the fascination america seems to have with guns? >> there's a lot of aspects to it. obviously, there is a culture of violence in the united states. there's a strong military culture in the united states. having said that, the argument you hear most often and that most people often believe, at least those who have guns, is that guns are a symbol of freedom. those are the people -- and believe me, there are lots of them -- who say that any attempt on the government to manage their lives is an assault on freedom. usually people who think that do not really question the argument, although it is obviously not a sound argument. the simplest way -- the simplest way of explaining this is that the freedom of some to possess these military weapons really restricts the freedom of many. just ask those parents wh
of what he will introduce and so does the nra which has issued a strike. john alston is here with the story. >> the president promised he would act quickly to come up with a plan. he put vice president biden in charge of his task force, and now we will learn the specific. >> a month after the connecticut school masacre president obama will unveil his plan to fight gun violence. one member on his side is san mateo democrat jackie spear who met with vice president biden yesterday. >> i think the president has made it clear he wants an assault weapon ban renewed. he wants a ban on magazines that are high capacity. and we absolutely have to have a universal criminal background check. >> that means guaranteed background checks when people buy weapons from gun shows or private sellers. >> why would we want to continue to have an environment that we do here in this country and not so much in california, but in the country our 40% of the guns purchased don't have a background check. >> the group responsible citizens of california sees the president's plan as an attack on the second a
he will introduce and so does the nra which has issued a strike. john alston is here with the story. >> the president promised he would act quickly to come up with a plan. he put vice president biden in charge of his task force, and now we will learn the specific. >> a month after the connecticut school masacre president obama will unveil his plan to fight gun violence. one member on his side is san mateo democrat jackie spear who met with vice president biden yesterday. >> i think the president has made it clearan an assault weapon ban renewed. he wants a ban on magazines that are high capacity. and we absolutely have to have a universal criminal background check. >> that means guaranteed background checks when people buy weapons from gun shows or private sellers. >> why would we want to continue to have an environment that we do here in this country and not so much in california, but in the country our 40% of the guns purchased don't have a background check. >> the group responsible citizens of california sees the president's plan as an attack on the second amendment. >> the focus
. a bay area congresswoman has an idea of what he will introduce and so does the nra which has issued a strike. john alston is here with the story. >> the president promised he would act quickly to come up with a plan. he put vice president biden in charge of his task force, and now we will learn the specific. >> a month after the connecticut school masacre president obama will unveil his plan to fight gun violence. one member on his side is san mateo democrat jackie spear who met with vice president biden yesterday. >> i think the president has made it clear he wants an assault weapon ban renewed. he wants a ban on magazines that are high capacity. and we absolutely have to have a universal criminal background check. >> that means guaranteed background checks when people buy weapons from gun shows or private sellers. >> why would we want to continue to have an environment that we do here in this country and not so much in california, but in the country our 40% of the guns purchased don't have a background check. >> the group responsible citizens of california sees the president's pla
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